Tuesday, November 20, 2012

United Way hosting women's event: Food for the Holidays

On Thursday, November 29, United Way of Lake County is hosting a women’s leadership event called “Food for the Holidays” featuring the best holiday foods from the county’s most prestigious restaurants.

The event will take place at Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a salad & pasta bar with wine as well as samples and desserts from Match Works Tavern, Skye Restaurant, Vittori’s Buon Appetito, Aladdin’s Eatery, Great Harvest Bread Co., Bakers Square, The Cupcakery, Reider’s Market, Golden Crust Bakery, Feren Fruit & Gift Baskets, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Market Spice, Gartman Model Bakery, Giant Eagle and more.

Local chefs, Tom Quick of Match Works Tavern and Susan Miga of Skye Restaurant, will also be on hand to give demonstrations.

The event, which is sponsored by Paul Vanek, M.D., is $50 to attend with all proceeds going toward women’s programs supported by United Way of Lake County.

“Not only will ‘Food for the Holidays’ be a fun-filled evening offering some of the finest foods in Lake County, it’s also a way for the executive women in our community to show their support of other women who are struggling,” said Lisa Nelson, owner of Right Track Benefits and Co-Chair of the 2012 United Way of Lake County Campaign. “It’ll be a lot of fun for a great cause.”

To RSVP, call Elizabeth Brick at 440.639.1360 or e-mail at ebrick@uwlc.org. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 27.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Reflections - What do they mean to you and to others?

What do the holidays mean to you? For most (including myself) the holidays mean gathering with family and friends, sharing meals, giving gifts to those you care about, staying warm and safe on the roads, enjoying the beauty of winter, etc...
What do the holidays mean for someone who does not have a place to live?
What do the holidays mean for a child who loses their gloves and does not have enough money to get new ones?
What do the holidays mean for someone who is not able to buy gifts for anyone?
What do the holidays mean for those who need stand in line (in the cold) for food, for heat, for shelter?
These questions are not meant to bring gloom to a beautiful and joyful time in many people’s lives, these questions are meant to help put our community into perspective, because there are people in Lake County going through these things. These questions are asked to allow you to pause, while in the hustle and bustle of shopping or cooking or greeting, and consider two things: the first is reflection on and thankfulness for what you do have, even if it does not seem like much. The second is that maybe, in your day-to-day holiday shopping, you pause to buy two loaves of bread instead of one to give to a food pantry, or to buy two tubes of toothpaste instead of one to help someone in this community’s day become just a little easier, or to buy an extra pair of gloves to give to a child who needs them.
Please allow your thankfulness for what you have to extend  to others. Even just ONE extra pair of gloves can be the difference for someone having a difficult winter.  
It is a joyful time for many - please help it be a joyful time for all.
If you do pick up extra food or clothing while shopping or if you would like to donate your time, please dial 2-1-1 or call United Way of Lake County (440-352-3166) so that your items and time are given where they are most needed.
Thank you for reading.
Makella Slavick
Special Projects Coordinator
United Way of Lake County

Friday, November 2, 2012

Women's Leadership Event: Food for the Holidays!

You’re Invited


To a special exclusive Women’s
Event featuring...

The Best Holiday Foods
Enjoy a salad & pasta bar with wine
Sample foods and desserts from:
Match Works Tavern
Skye Restaurant
Quail Hollow
Vittorio’s Buon Appetito
Aladdin's Eatery
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Bakers Square
The Cupcakery
Reider’s Market
Golden Crust Bakery
Feren Fruit & Gift Baskets
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Market Spice
Gartman Model Bakery
Giant Eagle and more!

Also Featuring Local Chefs
Tom Quick
from Match Works Tavern
Susan Miga
from Skye Restaurant

Thursday, November 29
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe

*All money raised will benefit women’s programs supported by United Way of Lake County.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 27 by calling Elizabeth Brick at 440.639.1369 or ebrick@uwlc.org. Space is limited.

Sponsored by:
Paul Vanek, M.D.